MOSCOW -- A powerful home-made bomb exploded outside of a
Russian synagogue, early
Monday morning; no one was injured. Property damage is estimated at
explosion in the
town of Tver, about 140 miles northwest of Moscow, left a gaping hole
door of the synagogue, damaged the iron fence of the building, and
several windows in a neighboring house.
office of the Federal Security Service have been called to Tver to take
the investigation. Head
of the city
administration, Vladimir Babichev, suggested the explosion could be
to a series of vandalism incidents at the Jewish cemetery in Tver. A
group of extremists from the Russian National Unity movement was
2006, after vandalizing about 200 Jewish gravestones with swastikas.
there have been several more incidents at the cemetery, but no one has